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So I am changing my transmission fluid tomorrow and was wondering a few things.1. I noticed some people pull off the transmission hose to the inlet and keep draining that until its clear. For a drain and fill do you do it like that or just pull the plug and refill?2. When youre filling it back up you just measure how much you taken out and then fill the rest by the dipstick? Anything else i should know?3. Since I havent changed my transmission fluid in 60,000 miles. I wanted to do a drain and fill. I was thinking I needed to drain and fill it 3 time to catch up to maintenance. How often would you do it to get it clear? Drain and fill then drive it for a week then drain and fill? Or do it all in one day?
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1971 Ford LTD 2 door convertible 429 4V. C-6 - 1970 Continental Mark III 2 door Coupe 460 4V. C-6 2.80 axle1966 Lincoln Continental 4 door Convertible 462 4V. C-6 3.00 axle - 1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 door Breezeway 410 4V. C-6 2.80 axle
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1971 Ford LTD 2 door convertible 429 4V. C-6 - 1970 Continental Mark III 2 door Coupe 460 4V. C-6 2.80 axle1966 Lincoln Continental 4 door Convertible 462 4V. C-6 3.00 axle - 1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 door Breezeway 410 4V. C-6 2.80 axle
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Changing your fluid and filter will extend the life of the transmission. But don"t make the mistake of waiting too many miles before doing the change. Auto trans work by friction. Waiting too long (65000 or more miles) between fluid changes, and you end up with a trans that WILL SLIP. The fluid is to allow the clutch disks to slip and cool, but too long and the fluid thickens and causes more friction. I advise doing a fluid change about every 50,ooo miles, and I have had vehicles with over 200,000 miles on the same transmission with no issues. A $60 bill is cheaper than a $2500 rebuild.
Changing your fluid and filter will extend the life of the transmission. But don"t make the mistake of waiting too many miles before doing the change. Auto trans work by friction. Waiting too long (65000 or more miles) between fluid changes, and you end up with a trans that WILL SLIP. The fluid is to allow the clutch disks to slip and cool, but too long and the fluid thickens and causes more friction.I advise doing a fluid change about every 50,ooo miles, and I have had vehicles with over 200,000 miles on the same transmission with no issues. A $60 bill is cheaper than a $2500 rebuild.

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I"m a recent ( as in 5 years ) Escape owner. We have a 2007 w/ the AWD and V6 engine. In light of our trans failure ( 2/4 bands ) and complete replacement at 82k, please tell me if any of those 200k vehicles are Escapes. Two of our friends also experienced having to replace the trans between 65 and 85k. Apparently this is a well known issue with this trans. Various online forums bemoan this as an all to common issue. We love the car but this was a big ticket item for us and put a big question mark in our confidence with keeping this long term. With regular service we were hoping to the 200k mark. Unfortunately this is the only vehicle in 50 years of driving that has ever had a trans failure. I have never traded a car in with less than 100k on the clock with most going around 150k to 175k. And all of those trans" still functions fine. Yes, all fluids were changed at 50k and no the vehicle has never towed anything. I"ve posted this question on various forums but so far haven"t received any replies. Who has had these vehicles go well over 100k w/out any issues ? Ford apparently is unwilling ( for obvious monetary reasons ) to issue a recall or compensate owners for early trans failures.